New exhibit coming September 2022: Water’s Extreme Journey

The Water’s Extreme Journey maze takes visitors on an exciting and important quest for clean water. Visitors experience the watershed as a water drop, exploring firsthand the science behind the water cycle. But it’s not all wet and wild—through powerful interactive activities and local messaging, visitors realize that daily decisions can immediately improve the watershed in their own backyard. Come visit Water’s Extreme Journey, open to the public September 3rd – December 31st.

Members are invited to join us for a sneak peek on Friday, September 2nd!

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Other Exhibits

The Seymour Center boasts a variety of unique and interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits. Outside, enjoy an easy stroll along the bluffs and through the native landscape, where you’ll discover a gray whale skeleton and life-size elephant seal sculptures. Make sure to circle around and meet Ms. Blue, one of the largest blue whale skeletons on display in the world. Keep your eyes peeled — you may see otters, dolphins, whales, sea lions, seals and birds in the surrounding environment.

Wander inside and experience the thrill of scientific discovery through breathtaking photos captured by UC Santa Cruz researchers and their collaborators in the “Photos from the Field” exhibition. You’ll see octopus, eels, sharks, rockfish, jellies, and all sorts of live creatures who inhabit Monterey Bay. You can even touch a swell shark. Don’t worry, they don’t bite!